Maya - In Loving Memory

Picture of Maya - In Loving Memory, a female Rottweiler

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Gotcha Date:
November 1st 2010

September 10th 2002

Cookies, Snoozing against Charlie, Canned dog food, Walks and pets.

Strangers approaching her or intruding the house without open welcome.

Favorite Toy:
Maya likes anything that's loose and fabric. Think: socks, scarves, leashes, etc. Tug-of-war toys!

Favorite Food:
Her Chicken treats. (Like a chicken jerky for dogs)

Favorite Walk:
Dog Park

Best Tricks:
Maya doesn't do tricks but she's very good at prancing her paws like a horse.

Arrival Story:
My parents breed German Rottweilers. Maya was the result of one of the litters, seven years ago and has claimed me as her primary owner. She was originally sold as a puppy from the litter, but when her owner asked us to pupsit her for two weeks, he never returned for her and we refused to resell her and put her through a bunch of homes as so many poor dogs have gone through. Eventually, I got older and moved away and when I did, my mother had another baby. Her fiance began working long hours and Maya was left kenneled or in the backyard. She no longer had interaction beyond the people of the house going through the backyard to the garage or back. They began to buy the cheapest dog foods available as the economy went downward, and Maya's health drastically crumbled. She lost a horrid amount of weight, ribs and hips showing, and she wasn't eating properly. Her arthritis in her back hips and knees grew worse until she was left stiff and in pain and she grew impatient with the children of the household because she was in pain. So they opted to get rid of her or euthanize her. That's when I took in Maya. I wanted to give her a chance because I knew I could improve her health. I got her on Acana and occasionally raw food. To put weight on her, I mixed canned dog food with her Acana and added glucosamine and cinnamon to the combination, occasionally with raw eggs. Maya gained weight, although her hips are still a little more prominent than I'd like, and instead of being stiff and lagging behind on walks, she's bouncing around, playing and acting like a puppy again. We do not kennel her, and fully believe that has helped, with a better diet and lots of attention. There is never a moment when Maya is not trailing at mine or my boyfriends heels and there is never a moment that Charlie hasn't been at her heels.

When Maya met Charlie, she was the least likely to take him under her wing and to claim him. We expected, if anything, that our Bull Mastiff, Kia would. Charlie was only a year at the time. Maya, however, was the first one to enjoy his company and was the one to protect him if her sister sent a snap his way. Charlie now protects Maya in return and they sleep together each night.

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